This Burger Bake Recipe is covered with all of our favorite burger toppings! It is so much easier than frying individual burgers and then cooking the onions and mushrooms separately. Just pile all your favorites on top of this keto hamburger casserole using the ground meat of your choice and bake for an easy and delicious dinner. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
When 5 pm was staring at me last night and I had no clue what I was making for dinner I decided to make my husband's favorite cheeseburger into a keto hamburger casserole. That way my kids wouldn't be asking where the buns were. I didn't have to put out a bunch of toppings. And adding a microwave bag of veggies completed the meal.
When I was throwing this together last night I thought that I might want to include it in my free ebook, Easy Family Meals. But then I realized I haven't posted much this week and my faithful readers would probably like a new dinner recipe right now. That ebook is coming soon though and all of my weekly newsletter subscribers will receive a free copy. It will have the top 10 dinner recipes from my blog and a couple of ebook exclusives in a printable format. You can print it out and keep a copy handy for meal planning.
How to Make a Burger Bake
Press the seasoned ground meat into the bottom of a casserole dish. Top with any toppings that need a little longer to cook. At this point, I put on the bacon crumbles, mushrooms, and onions.
Cook the casserole for 20 minutes. Carefully drain the cooking liquid. This step is very important or you will end up with a watery burger bake. Top with the cheese and bake until the cheese is melted and the meat is thoroughly cooked.
What type of Ground Meat Should I Use?
You can use any kind of ground meat for this baked hamburgers recipe. We use a lot of ground turkey in my house because I prefer the taste and because it's cheap. My husband prefers ground beef. Ground chicken, ground venison, or ground pork can work too! Or feel free to use a combination.
Toppings for a Burger Bake
I use bacon, onions, mushrooms, and cheddar on my giant baked hamburgers. To give these a big mac flavor bake and then top with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and thousand island dressing.
Or go gourmet and use some blue cheese and arugula. Most of the time I eat a burger I still lean to American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayo, and a little sugar-free ketchup.
What should I Serve with a Keto Hamburger Casserole?
I serve this with a lighter vegetable such as green beans, keto coleslaw, or my garlic broccoli or on top of a green salad. For a real comfort food meal, you can serve it with keto mashed cauliflower.
Other Low Carb Oven Baked Dinners
- Preheat oven to 400. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Put the ground turkey in a casserole dish. Mix in the garlic salt. Press out the ground turkey into an even layer. Sprinkle on the bacon crumbles. Lay the mushrooms on top. Spread the onions on top of the mushrooms.
- Bake on the very top rack for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Carefully drain the cooking liquid. Top with cheddar cheese.
- Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the meat is cooked through and the cheese is melted. Serve with salad or green veggies.
Originally Published on September 29, 2016. Revised and Republished on May 10, 2019.